“I love life, wit, charm, business acumen, sincerity and connecting good people with good people”
– LADY WIMBLEDON
The woman with her finger on the pulse of Wimbledon. The drive behind LadyWimbledon.com. Entrepreneur, TV presenter, newspaper columnist, blogger, serious boss lady, and education pundit for Sky News. Founder of Bombshell Consultancy Ltd and the Parent Education Consultancy. Proud Scottish/Cypriot mash-up.
It was a beautiful sunny afternoon as I sat and watched a Wimbledon Tennis match on the No 1 Court. I breathed in, and smiled. After having three children in a little over three years, I’d forgotten who I was and realised that TopShop chick was gone. Watching my friends laughing, all holding what seemed to be bottomless glasses of Pimm’s, I realised we had morphed into ladies: Wimbledon ladies. Ladies who cared about what they wore, where to go and absolutely everything else that wasn’t about being a mum, but about being who we were. When I hit 15k followers on Twitter, it was clear that I wasn’t the only one. So I launched LadyWimbledon.com – a team of journalists and experts in fashion, beauty, lifestyle, news, and everything that cuts through the noise and tells us what we want to know. I hope you join our guest list as we love nothing more than inviting our guests to VIP launches, parties and restaurants.
There is one man who’s had a profound, important and lasting impact on me. My father. He was such a charismatic individual. He always had time for people. He always had a story to share, and it always ended in tears of laughter from all around. If there was an occasion – be it a birthday, Christmas or Easter – it would be made momentous.
Life was made for celebrating the good times and I know how proud he would be that his ethos is played out in Bombshell events. If you have a product or service that is worth shouting about, believe me, I will climb to the rooftops and dance with you so everyone can hear.
LadyWimbledon.com’s Editor-in-Chief, Sandra Strachan is a businesswoman, influencer and entrepreneur. The founder of social media marketing agency Bombshell and the Parent Education Consultancy, she’s the driving force behind SW19’s most-read online magazine.
Lady Wimbledon’s right-hand woman, Flora Firth is also Wellness Editor of LadyWimbledon.com. She’s on a journey to discover the secret of feeling great, and hopes to encourage you to join her. She’s proud to be voicing the importance of wellbeing and mind health in a world where we’re all striving for unrealistic perfection.
Make-up artist Lee has worked with stars including Anne Hathaway and Elle Macpherson. Realising that beauty and make-up have a role to play in self-care, Lee trained as a psychotherapist. She now helps clients find beauty inside and out, using the latest scientific research, mindfulness and ancient wisdom, as well as sharing her knowledge in the press, on Instagram and via consultations at her Kingston home.
With more than a decade of experience across the world’s leading beauty platforms, Arif Isikgun is Founder and CEO of Ai Beauty Consultancy. Having created global training platforms for international award-winning beauty brands, he now offers private independent make-up and beauty consultations for clients.
Janie Smith is a cup full of sass – and our resident Culture Queen isn’t letting anything limit her. Whether she’s jetsetting around the world, blogging about books or catching up on the latest shows, she always has her ear to the ground.
Gemma is a qualified interior designer and the founder of Fordham-Bryant Interiors. A home-style magpie with an eye for detail, she brings together the latest interiors trends and a love of classic decor to create beautiful homes in SW19.
Trend-savvy bloggers and stylists Hel & Mel are LadyWimbledon.com’s formidable fashion duo. Their sense of fun and mutual love of good clothes, gorgeous shoes and great times has found a loyal following on Instagram, where they showcase affordable, wearable looks you’ll love.
Mike Oldham is a seasoned journalist and blogger bringing LadyWimbledon.com the latest in sports news. Since moving from Scotland just before becoming a father Mike has worked in a number of roles in media and sport, and now runs events in the education industry.
The new Deputy Editor of Lady Wimbledon, Hannah Ablett is a whirlwind of ideas, passions and a big dose of gumption. With a zeal for Health and Fitness She seeks a personal mission to guide all to a destination of self-love and wellness. ‘A life-long journey to harmony first begins with a big deep breath.’
Gemma is a qualified yoga teacher and intuitive life coach. After receiving her training in India and Los Angeles she settled in South West London where she teaches yoga via her YouTube channel as well as coaching locally and internationally. Gemma loves to teach and support her clients to reach their highest potential in health, wealth and happiness.
Wellness expert Bhavash is an experienced pharmacist with a series of successful businesses. Helping the wealthy into good health, he now practices from a small salon in Wimbledon Village and dispenses insider knowledge and knowhow through wellness blogging.
Leela is an established local marketing consultant specialising in content, SEO, website creation, local marketing and social media. With over 15 years’ London agency experience in marketing, digital and design management, Leela has subsequently spent the last 5 years working primarily with small businesses and female entrepreneurs, helping to develop and promote their blossoming businesses. Mother to 2 gorgeous little rascals and her adorable Jack Russell, Leela has been a Wimbledon resident for most of her life.
Food blogger Paloma Lazy loves exploring the culinary delights this part of South West London has to offer. With a love of food and photography, her reviews makes the meals she enjoys come alive, and her motto ‘Eat, Drink & Be Merry’ encourages everyone to savour every bite of food they can when they can.
Since taking a Masters degree is Personalised Nutrition in 2012, May set up May Simpkin Nutrition and has established herself as a nutritionist and health writer. An experienced clinician, she is passionate about the benefits of a healthy diet and lifestyle. Her no-nonsense approach focuses on realistic, practical and achievable advice to improve health and wellbeing.
Charlotte is a personal stylist bringing 18 years of luxury fashion and beauty advice to women and men in Wimbledon and beyond. She helps those wanting to look their best to be their best through styling, colour consultations, tips and personal shopping.
Helene is an established interior designer living, creating and designing in SW London. She loves writing and helping people to define a personal style for their interiors, showing you how to implement ideas into your home.